God will always send a helper. Sometimes we have to rely solely on the Holy Spirit to guide us in the right direction, but sometimes He sends a physical person directly into our lives to show us the way to go. That is exactly what happened to me at Jacob’s Well and I am so grateful. There are over 23 million Americans (most living in silence, some living out loud) with an addiction to something. It may be porn, drugs, gambling, alcohol, sex, food, relationships. It doesn’t matter what they are addicted to, they are broken just as I was. He wants us ALL to be free. Here is what happened when God sent my helpers…They gave me opportunity, they showed me my potential, they spoke to me in kindness, then they gave me the keys to my future. It was up to ME to drive in the right direction. It’s always about choices.
Nehemiah 2:7-8 – I also said to him, “If it please the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? 8 And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests.
I was like Nehemiah. Ask anyone at Jacob’s Well and they will tell you that I never stopped asking questions. Once ONE positive answer came my way, it paved the way for me to continue to ask for more. I went directly to the people who could help me the most. I stopped relying on the other girls in the program to give me answers. I stopped relying on my old beat up car to get me by and traded in for new ride, one that was reliable, one that would get me down the road faster and that wouldn’t break down on the side of the interstate I found myself traveling on. I went straight to the source. My study bible says this: “God’s answers to prayer may come as a result of asking others.” Here is the coolest part. I eventually started going directly to THE ONLY SOURCE and my prayers were finally heard because I set my mind and heart on receiving my answers straight from God.
Daniel 10:12 – Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.”
SINCE THE FIRST DAY!!! I love that. I have to set my mind to gain understanding and humble myself before God and admit I don’t have all the answers in order for the answers to come. POWERFUL stuff! I can’t drive to the future without first having those keys.
God put people in my life, full of the Holy Spirit, that spoke in truth and love to every situation that I could dare find myself in. They helped dispel every single lie of the enemy until I had no choice but to believe the Truth myself. That’s what God’s helpers do for the Kingdom of Glory. I don’t know where I would be had it not been for the physical, earth bound people He placed in my life to show me the way. If I choose to go back to where I came from and do the things I have always done, then I will get what I have always gotten. Heartache. Pain. If I choose to ASK FOR HELP and do the things that the godly help is telling me to do, I will get godly things. Peace. Love. Hope. It’s up to me to drive myself into my bright future that is free of complaining and “trying” and complaining some more. The horizon is so beautiful!!
James 4:2b-3 – You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.